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Publication numberUS1905574 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 25, 1933
Filing dateOct 19, 1932
Priority dateOct 19, 1932
Publication numberUS 1905574 A, US 1905574A, US-A-1905574, US1905574 A, US1905574A
InventorsCarrie Sternberg
Original AssigneeCarrie Sternberg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Window clothes rack
US 1905574 A
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April 25, 1933. CSTERNBERG WINDOW CLOTHES RACK IJVVZZZVTOJZ Garrz SZzwhezy Filed 001;. 19, 1932 Q E i I r. 7 lam g EFF/i2? LEI? Patented Apr. 25, 1933 is Y v CARRIE Susanne;oa'ralmemsm'mmmvmm a i .wri inowfonorrrns Me 5 fe t'neati n fi eaoct te 19,1932. {Serial 110.638, 179.

My invention relates to new-and useful improvements in a'window cloth-es rack and has for one of its'objects togenerallyr improve devices-of this character whereby a structure of simple formation is 'provided which will be strong and durable and inexpensive in the cost of manufacture.

Another object of the invention is to provide a frame to be mounted in a window casing for supporting a number of rods slidably assembled in the frame on which clothes or other articles may be hung and which may be used for supporting mattresses, rugs and similar large household things that it isdesir-able to place in the sunshine or outside air.

A further object of my invention is to con' struct the frame so 'that it can be'folded, partially folded or broken for placement in sash grooves or guideways of the window casing. A still further'object of the invention is to provide'theends of the frame with com pressible means to a'tight fit forthe'frame betweenthe sides of the-window casing.

' Still another object of the invention is the provision of means to support the outer rail of the frame under some conditions.

With these and othere'ndsin View, this invention consists in the details of: construc tion and combination of'elements; hereinafter set forth and then specifically designate'dby theclaims.

In order that-those skilled infthe'art to which this invention appertains may under= stand how to make and use the same, I will describe its construction in deta-ihreferring by numerals tothe accompanying drawing forming a part ofthis application, in which Fig. l is a perspective of the window clothes rack constructed in accordance with invention, showing it mounted in a window dow clothes rack, and said rack includes two rails- 6 and 7., each consisting of two sections 8 and 9 hinged together at their meeting was by hinges 10. The hinges are opposite each otherso that the frame maybefolded or broken intermediate its ends.

Therails of the frame are attached to,

cross bars 11 so as} to be held together and maintained in parallelism; In order to strengthen the frame when extended, ex paneled or in working position, one section, as 8, of each rail is provided at its meeting end with a tenon '12 for registration with a groove or slot 13in the meeting endof the coacting section't); The formation 'of the tenons produces-shoulders 14 whichengaged file shoulders 15 provided at both sides of the s Ots. Y

Through the two rails 6 and 7 are formed a series of aligned holes 16 and two of such holes are formed so thatthey pass through therail sections 9 in the region of the slots 18 and through the tenons 12, whereby, a

. suitable instrument inserted in said holes whilethe rail sections are in endwise'alignment Wlll secure or hold the frame an open or expanded cond tion and will prevent accidental folding of the frame; 3 v a On the endsof the rail 6 01* on the outer ends of the sections 8 and "9 of-said rail- 6 are mounted compressible members "17., such as rubber headed tacks so that when the frameis placedin a window casing in a folded position and then opened or by the use of 'sufiicient force to straighten out'the sections of the rails, said compressible me'm bers will be slightlycompressed and will snuglyfit opposed surfaces of the window casing to hold the'frame in place. Similar compressible members 18 may be placed on the lower'surface of the rail 6 near the end or at other suitable locations-to engage the window sill to prevent damage thereto which might occur should-the hinges engage the window sill. 1 Y

hil'e the device may be-used in any v'erticalp'osition between the window sill'and theup'perwindo'w sash while the latter isin' itselevate'd position, I prefer that when extra heavy objects areplaced on the device V tions and the object that the said device be in the lowermost position as illustrated in Fig. l, and when in this position said device may be further supported by brackets '19 projecting downwardly and inwardly in angular positions from the sections of the rail 7, which are of sufiicient length to extend below the window sill and engage the outer face of the building below said window sill. j r H After the frame has been properly placed in the window casing, rods 20 of any suitable or desirable length are projected through the of the rods through the frame rails, but said heads should be small enough to lie between the inner rail 6 of the frame and the lower window sash when the latter is in its lowered. position which thus permits the window to be closed while the device is in use and the lower sash prevents .the, rods from being displaced inwardly; It will be obvious from the above description that one of said rods 20 can be used as the instrumentality for holding the frame in its open position. A person using this device can project one rod partly through theframe and then hang an article thereon by the useof clothes pins or otherwise andthen slide the rod outward another short distance after which another article may be hung thereon, and these op erations continued until the rod is filled, after which the same operations may be carried out with as many rods as are necessary to, accommodate the articles which are to be hung out. Of course if the device is placed in a'window casing so thatthe rods can be reached. fromthe ground, then all of the rods can be inserted in the frame and positioned outward to theirlimit and the articles then hung thereon. ,The device is also useful for airing large objects, suchas articles of bed clothing or mattresses in which case all or as many of the rods as are necessary may be placed in their operative posior objects laid upon the rods y When the device is not in use, it may be readily disassembled and removed from the window casing forstorage purposes.

Ofcourse I do not wish to be limited to the exact details of construction hereinv shown and described as these may be varied within the limits of the appended, claims without departing from the spirit of'my in vention. v Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and useful is j W l 1. In a window clothes rack, an inner rail consisting of two sections hinged'together and adapted to be mounted in a window cas; ing with the ends projecting into opposite sash guideways, said rail having a series of tion with the holes in both rails in alignment, and rods removably and slidably mounted in the 'holes in said rails, said rods I having heads on their inner ends. series of holes 16 in the two rails and "the 1 inner ends of said rods are preferably pro; 3 vided with heads 21 to limit the projection" 2.In combination, an inner rail consisting of two sections, the meeting end of one section having a slot formed therein, a tenon formed with the meeting end ofv the other section for entrance into the groove ofthe first mentioned section when the two sections are in endwise alignment, a hinge connecting said sections, compressible members on the outer ends of saidinner rail, other compressible members on the lower edge of said inner rail, an outer rail consisting of two sections, one of said sections having a groove formed in its meeting end, a tenon forming withthe meeting end of the other section for projection into the groove with the two sections are in endwisealignment, a hinge connectingthe'two sections of said. outer, rail, cross bars connected to said 0uter rail, Cross bars connected to said rails to hold the latter in parallel spaced relation, angular brackets depending from the outer rail and projecting inwardly, both of said rails having ,a series of holes therethrough, the ones in the outer rail being in alignment with the ones in the inner rail and one of the holes through each rail passing through a tenon and the material 1 on both sides of a groove, rods slidably and removably mounted in said holes and when in place projecting through the holes of both rails and that rod which passes through the holes in the region of the tenons temporarily holding the rail in open positions butupon removal thereof permitting the rails' to be folded for mounting in a window casing or removal therefrom, and heads on the inner'ends of said rods to prevent; accidental outward displacement. of said rods. I

In testimony'whereof, I have hereunto affixed my signature.


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U.S. Classification211/104
International ClassificationD06F57/00, D06F57/12
Cooperative ClassificationD06F57/12
European ClassificationD06F57/12